Johnny and "Bubbles" My little Mama My birth-giving Mama You go before me Braver frailty leading on And I wonder at being knit together in your womb At loving hands attending my helplessness And you laboring at leaving Laboring at dying Not knowing how because you have always lived Full and free My lovely Mama I love you always My Mama went to be with the Lord on February 9, 2011 She was able to be at home when she died. I am blessed to have been beside her with Mike and Dad at her passing and to have seen her trust her soul to the Lord. Mary Geraldine 'Jerry' Beckman, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Feb. 9, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing. Jerry was born July 16, 1930, to Thomas W. and Mary Fike Ford in Benbush, West Virginia. Jerry graduated from Aurora High School and Morgantown Business School in West Virginia. Jerry married her childhood sweetheart, John H. Beckman.